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squash blossom necklace with naja pendant
  • unknown Diné (Navajo) maker
  • squash blossom necklace with naja pendant, late 1800s–1981
  • Where object was made: Arizona or New Mexico, United States
  • silver, turquoise, metal, incising
  • Object Length/Width: 44 x 7.5 cm width at squash blossoms
    Object Length/Width: 17 5/16 x 2 15/16 in width at squash blossoms
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • On view: 20/21 Gallery, 405, Metal Drawer 2
  • 2007.1490

The single strand of discoid silver beads is incised with semicircles and strung on wire. There are squash blossom decorations on the bottom half of the necklace. The crescent shaped pendant has turquoise stones on the face and a cross in the center.